“National Philharmonic (NatPhil) engages, inspires, and unites diverse communities across the Washington area through outstanding music performances and innovative education programs.” The organization began its residency at the state-of-the-art Music Center at Strathmore in North Bethesda, MD on February 12, 2005. Under the distinguished leadership of Maestro Piotr Gajewski, National Philharmonic is known for performances that are “powerful,” “impeccable,” and “thrilling.” (The Washington Post)
NatPhil manages both a fully professional orchestra and an all-volunteer, 80-voice chorale. In addition to its commitment to high quality musical presentations, NatPhil consistently strives to create outstanding and stimulating educational opportunities in the community. With its long-standing history of reasonably priced concert tickets and free admission to all young people aged 7-17, NatPhil is an accessible, enriching component of the Greater Washington, D.C. Metro Area.
Based in Montgomery County, Maryland, National Philharmonic supports the metropolitan Washington, DC area, including Central and Eastern Maryland, the District of Columbia, Northern Virginia and beyond.